March

  • The Big Fat Masters Quiz

    Tuesday, 4 April 2017

    We recruited five PGA Tour stars who’ve been invited to this year's tournament to answer 10 tricky questions about it. For some - it turns out not very much!  Test yourself and let us know how you get on compared to the guys above - we guarantee you'll do better than Robert Streb!...

  • Fantasy Golf: Masters Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 3 April 2017

    Fantasy Golf kicks off THIS week with the first major of the year - The Masters at Augusta National.  While you get ready to pick your teams, we've had a look at the fantasy line-up in order to give you a little insight to help you pick your eight players. In this year's version of the game, you are given a pot...

  • MASTERS 2017: Jon Rahm on his first trip to Augusta

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on Monday, 3 April 2017

    Jon Rahm turned pro on June 20, 2016. Less than 10 months later, he has already won his first Tour event, risen from #551 to #14 in the world, jumped to #4 in the FedExCup Standings, and qualified to play in his first Masters tournament. It has been a whirlwind start to his rookie season, but Rahm has taken it all...

  • Bubba and Spieth's guide to Augusta

    Monday, 3 April 2017

      Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth have won three of the last five Masters, so who better to guide you through the intricacies of Augusta National than the 2012, 2014 and 2015 champions.  Other than the fact, of course, that they both have Green Jackets hanging in their no doubt expansive closets, it is difficult to assert too many similarities between Bubba...

  • Rory signs new Nike deal

    Written by Staff writer, Today's Golfer on Monday, 3 April 2017

    Rory McIlroy must love the Swoosh! He’s just signed an extension to his Nike deal which is said to be for another 10 years.  Mcilroy became a Nike athlete in 2013 and has since won 12 tournaments, including two major championships, two Race to Dubai titles and most recently, the FedEx Cup. On his new contract – of which there are no financial...

  • Ryu wins dramatic ANA Inspiration as Thompson handed four-stroke penalty

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 3 April 2017

    So Yeon Ryu won the ANA Inspiration on the first play-off hole against Lexi Thompson as trial by television hit the headlines once again. Ryu, who carded a four-under-par 68 and birdied the first sudden-death hole against Lexi, said that there was a weird feeling to her second major title. "I cannot believe the situation. I didn't even check the leaderboard, Lexi...

  • Russell Henley books Masters spot with Shell Houston Open victory

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 2 April 2017

    Russell Henley put on a Masters worthy performance as he came from behind to win the Shell Houston Open by three shots with an seven-under-par 65 on Sunday. Henley began four shots behind Sung Kang, but ten birdies during the final day’s play secured his third PGA Tour victory and the last qualifying place to the first major of the year. He...

  • Tiger Woods pulls out of The Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 1 April 2017

    Tiger Woods has announced he will not be playing in the 2017 Masters at Augusta National, citing on-going back issues and not being tournament ready. This year the Masters is marking 20 years since he became the youngest ever winner with a 12 shot victory to win his first major as a professional - and would have also marked...

  • MASTERS 2017: Why Adam Scott is the best bet

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Friday, 31 March 2017

    As Dustin Johnson walked away from the 18th green towards the clubhouse last week after his third successive tournament win, there was a sense that this is the man to beat going into the Masters at Augusta next week.  But this outlook for the world number one may not hold up to scrutiny; history as well as statistics seem to suggest...

  • NI Open gets new Sunday Shootout format

    Thursday, 30 March 2017

    The Northern Ireland Open has announced that it will be introducing a Sunday Shootout to the 2017 Challenge Tour event at Galgorm Castle in August. Following in the footsteps of other European Tour innovative formats introduced this year, the new format hopes to make the tournament more exciting for players and spectators.  The NI Open, which is now in it's fifth...

  • MASTERS 2017: What the stars will wear

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Monday, 27 March 2017

    For the world’s best players, preparing for the Masters isn’t just a case of getting their short games sharp, their putting strokes grooved and fine-tuning their approach play. As clothes’ horses for some of sport’s biggest brands, what they’ll wear at Augusta National is now a traditional pre-event storyline, as the “scripted outfits” – including polos, caps, belts, trousers, shoes...

  • Dustin Johnson makes history with win at WGC Dell Match Play

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 26 March 2017

    Dustin Johnson cemented his name in the record books with a dramatic 1up victory over Jon Rahm in the Championship match of the WGC Dell Match Play. The World No.1 remained dominant all week over his opposition, and his win confirms him as the first player in history to win all four WGC titles. His total count is five, and although...

  • Jason Day withdraws from WGC Dell Match Play

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    Jason Day conceeded his match against Pat Perez after just six holes before withdrawing from the WGC Dell Match Play due to personal reasons. The former World No.1 withdrew from the first World Golf Championship in Mexico earlier this year with back issues, but this time the withdrawl comes due to a much more heartbreaking reason. He looked...

  • Tiger Woods hoping to play in The Masters

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    After an absence where many could only speculate on his physical condition and mental state, Tiger Woods reappeared this morning on Good Morning America to reaffirm his desire to play at Augusta. Woods is on a tour promoting his new book that talks about his 1997 Masters win - the scene of his first record-breaking major victory as a 21-year-old, and...

  • Sullivan and Wood headline as Golf Sixes teams confirmed

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 20 March 2017

    Ryder Cup stars Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan will represent England as they headline the innovative new GolfSixes event on the European Tour from May 6-7. Wood and Sullivan face stiff opposition from all over the world in the shape of two-man teams representing Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The Netherlands, USA and...

  • Preview: WGC Dell Match Play

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 20 March 2017

    The WGC Dell Match Play brackets have been announced as DJ, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day headline at Austin Country Club this week. Only four of the World's top 50 will be absent from the WGC Dell Match Play in Texas, where 64 of the World's best will be battling to win the second World Golf Championship of...

  • 20 questions with Marc Leishman

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 20 March 2017

    Arnold Palmer may have been missing on the 18th green at Bay Hill, but Marc Leishman was able to take solace from the sight of his wife Audrey and their two kids joining in his post-victory celebrations. Almost two years ago, Leishman's wife nearly died from toxic-shock syndrome – a life-threatening illness caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Leishman was forced to...

  • Marc Leishman wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 19 March 2017

    Marc Leishman snatched a thrilling one-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a late surge up the leaderboard on Sunday.  Leishman came from behind to lead the field with an enormous 50 foot eagle-putt on the 16th hole, finishing the tournament one-shot clear of third round leaders Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman. His second PGA Tour victory ended a five year...

  • Beef's guide to golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 16 March 2017

    In this exclusive guide, Andrew 'Beef' Johnson teaches you how to improve your game from tee to green with advice he's given all of his golfer friends. DRIVING I've learned over the last couple of years that you don't have to rip everything for four rounds. Sometimes you've got to respect the course and understand how well you are playing and swinging...

  • Tour players honour Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell and Justin Rose have taken to social media to lead the tributes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week. Along with several other Tour professionals such as Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett, players have taken to put his umbrella logo upon their bags and clothing. While much of the talk surrounding the Arnold Palmer Invitational at...

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